The Latest: 5 dead in residential shootings in Wisconsin

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on 5 dead, 2 injured in residential shootings in northwestern Wisconsin (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

The chairman of one of two Wisconsin communities where five people were found fatally shot says the crime has rocked the normally quiet, bedroom town.

Town of Lafayette Chairman Dave Staber says the community is generally safe and is seldom in the news. Staber says he’s lived in the community of 6,000 for 40 years and says a crime like this has never occurred.

Chippewa County sheriff’s officials say a man, a woman and a boy were found fatally shot at a residence in Lafayette early Monday. Deputies had gone to the residence to notify family of a shooting late Sunday night at a residence in Lake Hallie. There, a man and woman were found fatally shot and two others were injured by gunfire. Authorities say the person suspected in both shootings, 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) apart, is among the dead.


10:20 a.m.

Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin say shootings at two homes have left five people dead, including the suspected shooter, and two others injured.

Chippewa County sheriff’s officials say deputies responded to a 911 call about a shooting at a residence in Lake Hallie about 10:30 p.m. Sunday and found a man and woman dead. Two other adults were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Sheriff James Kowalczyk (koh-WAHL’-chik) says deputies went to a residence in the Town of Lafayette about 2:30 a.m. Monday to notify the family of one of the people found dead in Lake Hallie. There they found three additional people dead of gunshot wounds, including a man, a woman and a boy.

Authorities say the person suspected in both shootings is among the dead.

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